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obama will lay out his case to move forward in afghanistan. how he wants to do it and why americans should support his decision. a new "usa today" gallup poll says that won't be easy. asked if they approve of the president's handling of afghanistan 35% said they approve while 55% say they disapprove. for context on this mike viquera live from the white house. he won't be talking to americans here, he is talking to congress, too, right? >> that is a great point. among members of his own party. it is a tough ask for them. they've had the climate change bill, the health care bill. from the time the obama administration came in there have bin flew enshl democrats on capitol hill who said we are not going to fund these wars in iraq and afghanistan, we want answers and timelines. democrats came into power both in congress and the white house president obama saying they were going to de-emphasize the war in iraq and start emphasizing the war in afghanistan after all this is where the people who came and attacked this country on 9/11 were. this is where the plot was hatched. the president a
obama compromise. even on the hot button public option but on afghanistan, the middle is a muddle. it's either fight the taliban with all we've got or clear out. making his mark. when the debate ends, will the health care fight mark a new american direction in social policy? will his call in afghanistan be a trumpet blast or a fog horn? the change of seasons. last november, the country bought the chase for change. we were the change we've been waiting for but this november, some say they're still waiting. can the obama white house ever be as good as his campaign? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. katty kay covers washington for the british broadcasting corporation. howard fineman is senior washington correspondent at "newsweek." mary jordan covers politics at "the washington post." and mark whitaker is washington bureau chief for nbc news. first up, for president obama, this autumn may well the story of his first year and perhaps of his entire term. coming straight at a critical turning point from the two standout issues before the country. our future in afghanistan, and a cure
gets beat by a dozen points in a state that he won and obama won by six points. i think the democrats will lose it by 12 or so. in new jersey, republicans might when there by a couple points. democrats should not kid themselves. it does not mean the republicans will win everything in 2010. one-party government in washington -- something president obama is over-reaching against the democratic congress. moderate republicans, conservative republicans. that is their goal. one was there and last time when there was a big divide? in 1976 when ronald reagan ran a primary challenge moderate republican president, gerald ford, barely lost. he did not even give his full part in support to gerald ford. 1978 i remember a friend of mine, a young activist, challenge the liberal republican incumbent in new jersey and loss to build bradley. al d'amato won the general election. there was a huge amount of turmoil board what came out? reagan victory and republican takeover of the senate in 1980. takeover of the senate in 1980. tom will and a party isn't bad. obviously it is problematic if you are running
that the g.o.p. was flat on its back and wouldn't be able to recover and come out of the wilderness obama victory for months or years. now the first election called the g.o.p. has the win in their column. it raises questions what happens for democrats, particular lay creigh deeds democrat. moderate centrist from a blue dog state. there have to be concerns on the democratic party about whether or not the obama agenda and the democratic congressional agenda in washington makes it difficult for democrats to get elected in places that are red states or won by john mccain in 2008 or are just generally conservative. it is a cautionary tale out of virginia for democrats and one that prats republicans are purely delighted about. bill: that means that virginia was a blue state for just one year. and then i wonder what and we have to do some reporting on this for tomorrow. i wonder what the main issue was driving the vote in virginia. was it health care? was it afghanistan? i wonder what it was? do you know? >> well, there were a number of things. we know from the exit polls, for instance, that the
situation room. up next, cnn tonigh>>> toonnigh decision on afghanistan. president obama's decision to add troop surges. what will the consequences be if it does not work? >>> and india takes center stage. snags the first state dinner in the obama administration. why is this emerging economic power so important to the united states? >>> india is going to be central to what we want to do in the world. >>> also, a disturbing new trend. police say they can't keep track of all of the registered sex offenders. there are just too many to keep an eye on. the internet provides easy prey. how can you keep your family safe? >>> good evening, and thanks for joining us. at this hour, we're waiting for the prime minister of india, manmohan singh, to arrive at the white house. president obama and the first lady will pay invitation to the first dinner. the list includes hollywood stars and business chiefs. 320 people will gather under a white house tent in the south lawn. singer jennifer hudson will headline the event. the symphony orchestra and the marine band will also perform. earlier today, pr
with the governor. bill: you think obama is weak? do you think it's possible for victory in afghanistan? >> i do. it has to be. bill: are you comfortable with china owning a trillion dollars worth of u.s. currency? also, new information about the assassin hasan who killed 13 people at fort hood. geraldo has been investigating. >> you're hoarding gold in your basement is what you're doing? >> not in my basement. bill: glenn beck has financial advice for us. can't wait for that. caution, you're about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. fact checking sarah palin is this evening's "talking points memo" and i'll keep it short because we have a major policy interview with sarah palin this evening. did you know the associated press, america's largest news wire service used 11 reporters to check the accuracy of sarah palin's new book "going rogue." 11. barack obama has had two best-selling books. the a.p. did not fact-check either one. spokesman paul culper said senator obama
. president obama gave a preview to this decision this afternoon. >> after eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, i think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> finish the job. make no mistake, this is just one more mess that president obama has to mop up after the bush administration. bush was the president who drained resources from afghanistan so we could go invade iraq on that perfect intelligence. bush never got bin laden dead or alive. bush never established a functional government over there in afghanistan. bush never eliminated the taliban. thanks a lot. so let's get out of magic wand and wave it now because here comes president obama and he's just expected to solve all of these problems in afghanistan. well, it isn't going to be easy. the country is split right down the middle when it comes to a troop increase. in the latest cnn poll, 50% support an increase. 49% are against it. so, no matter what president obama does, half the country's going to be bad mouthing him. president obama had one hell of an
>>> tonight on "rldfocus" -- >>> preside obama in jan. the chging relationship of an assertive,ew japanese leader stes outis ground. >>> wi jobs in thebalance, the british gornment tries to deal with arowing backlash over immigtion. > pakistan unr atta. th latestdeadlybombing shows that not en the cntry's spy agency issafe. >>> how acountry richin culture d history is gog afte tourist welme to iraq. >>> from the worls leadin reporters and anysts here' what's hpening around the world. this is "wldfocus."uc=cíz major supporhas been provided by rosli p. walter and the peter g. petern foundation, dedicated to proting fiscal respsibility and addressing key economic challenges fang amica's future. additional funng is provided by theollowing supporters >>> held sloe good evening. i'm daljit aliwal. when president obama arrived in japa today on the fit stop of his first trip to asia, heame ce to face with a man not unlike himself. a new leader wh swept into office on a prome ochange. includinasserting greater independce in dealing with the united states. prime minist yukio hatoyoma s
're going to be covering today. obama and palin, poll numbers meeting in the middle? >> that is surprising. >> it's possible. >>> and lou dobbs for president. he actually goes there. we'll play that for you. great guests to talk about all this. >> i can't wait. >> yes, we do. >> let's dive in the news. >> tina brown is coming up, pat buchanan, andrew ross sorkin and he will bring to the table -- motley crew, by the way. something that happened on capitol hill that could radically change how that work. >> tina, pat and gayle. >> one of a & m records top trios in the 1970s. they were a hell of a band. >> each of them probably not excited to be with the other in this picture. but that's what our show is about, bringing people together. >>> let's get to our top story, following a tense meeting with the war council last night, the white house tells nbc's savannah guthrie that president obama will announce his strategy in afghanistan, quote, within days. the official says it's not only on troop levels, but under when and what circumstances they will be able to withdrawal and turn control over to
: pressure building on president obama to explain exactly why he is allowing an al qaeda terrorist captured overseas to tried in new york city. we'll have the latest. >> yeah. she a joke. the idea that this potential talk show host is considered seriously for the republican nomination, believe me, it will never happen. bill: bernie goldberg takes a look at new attacks on sarah palin who will appear on the factor this week. >> this is where the best of america is. bill: caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. lou dobbs and cnn. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as you may know the last of the original cnn anchors lou dobbs have left the network after 27 years. we will talk to mr. dobbs in a moment and find out exactly why that happened. no question illegal immigration played a part. the "new york times" among others is thrilled about dobbs exiting. editorializin
by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org---^ bret: next on "special report," the obama administration will bring 9/11 suspects to america for full trials. we will have reaction from 9/11 families. it is a popular charitable group, and is it actually funneling money to iran's nuclear program? and president obama begins his first asian visit by riping critics of his slow deliberation on afghanistan, and we will look inside the new sarah palin book, all that plus the fox all-stars and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. five of the men accused of sovment in the worst terror attack in u.s. history are return together scene of the crime. attorney general eric holder nownlsed today that self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind khalid sheik mohammed and four others will be tried in civilian federal court, just blocks from ground zero in new york. national correspondent catherine herridge begins our team coverage. >> by his own admission, the decision to send the alleged 9/11 conspirators to trial in new york is monumental. >> i have
here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. obama administration now considering a prison in rural illinois to house the gitmo detainees. >> i'm julie banderas. illinois governor pat quinn coming in and out favor of the plan saying that the correctional facility would primarily serve as a federal prison leased out to the defense department to house less than 100 gitmo detainees. >> this prison will always be known as a federal prison, a small portion may be used in the near term by the department of defense to incarcerate detainees that are convicted from guantanamo bay. other than that it's going to be a federal prison providing employment and economic opportunity for many illinois citizens for decades to come. >> julie: we've got fox team coverage. julie is monitoring events in washington. first we go to corina. they are going to be looking at the facility tomorrow. how fast or possible are preparations moving? >> illinois governor pat quinn met with the president earlier this month to discuss the possible plan and today the govern
. >> kelly: iment on fox news watch. one year since barack obama was elected president. >> change has come to america. >> does the media love fest continue? and election day on tuesday with two important races. will the mainstream media spin the results? economy troubles, sputtering health care reform, no plan for our troops. our commander-in-chief has become chief fundraiser, has the press noticed? distracted at 30,000 feet. two northwest pilots missed the runway by more than 100 miles. did we get the facts? is the press flying in circles? and the world series is on and so is the trash talking by the president in both cities. >> on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller. rich lawrie editor of the national review. jim pinkerton fellow new america foundation and columnist and fox news analyst keir stin powers, i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. . >> i'll always be honest with you about the challenges we face. i will listen to you, especially when we disagree. >> barack obama on election night there, just about one year ago. fast food forward to
news tonight, almost 400 people being seated right now for the first state dinner of the obama administration. we've got live pictures from inside the black tie event. >> of the state visits and dinners are a really important part of our nation's diplomacy. >> from heads of state to pop stars, we've got it all. >> i'm more excited than nervous because, i mean, it's not every day you get to visit the white house or get invited to the white house. >>> also tonight, the great credit card scam. americans swipe their cards 100,000 times a minute. have you ever read the fine print? tonight a former credit executive comes clean. >> the pricing was designed that it would require a degree of some sort to understand how many different ways i'm paying and what i'm paying. i mean, bottom of the credit card, nobody knows the real cost. >> on the eve of the holiday shopping season, is the industry making an end run around reform? and our series "genealogy: the search for answers." where you are and where you came from. >> there probably are a huge number of people in the united states who ar
obama huddled with australian prime minister kevin rudd but took no questions on the new afghanistan and pakistan strategy he will announce tomorrow. at a white house meeting last night, the president issued orders to send upwards of 30,000 additional forces to afghanistan, nearly the amount urgently requested three months ago by general stanley mcchrystal. mr. obama's hand-picked commander in afghanistan. >> clearly general mcchrystal is getting most of what he wants, and therefore, it has to be seen, generally speaking, as a victory for his position. >> and a defeat for vice president biden who argued against sending more combat troops. with 68,000 u.s. fore forces there now, the white house says the additional forces costing roughly $30 billion a year will concentrate on training, not confronting al qaeda or the taliban. >> we are there to partner with the afghans, to train the afghan national security forces, the army and the poe and the poe popo police. that sour main mission. one white house correspondent calls it inept. >> our strategies should not rely upon an accelerated tra
wright. >> it was a photo op. sean: rush slams president obama's trip to dover air for fe sean: democrats are getting desperate in new jersey. democrats want new ballots sent to some two to a signature discrepancy. the left now once provisional ballots -- wants provisional ballots send. sean: and 24 hours from now, the polls will be closed in new jersey and virginia, and in virginia, things are looking up for the gubernatorial candidate bob mcdonnell, leading creigh deeds, the challenger, in the double digits. and in the other race, chris christie is leading incumbent jon corzine in new jersey. this is despite pulling out all of the stops. according to a website, the new jersey democratic party admits to paying for a glass-minute robo call that promotes chris daggett. how is all of this going to go? we ask the author of "catastrophe," bestseller, dick morris. this is a dramatic turnaround. >> he will carry virginia. sean: bought a pretty significant margin. it should -- by a pretty significant margin. new jersey, it is razor-thin right now. >> well, it all relates to a bunch of new jersey
door of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. and at a year when the obama man spoke straight and zombie is among the most popular costumes perhaps it is fitting that the president came as himself, dressed in casual weekend attire. the president's mother-in-law came as herself. the first lady was a leep pardons complete with cat ears around along with the daughters they all joined in handing out candy. the obamas passing out goody bags loaded with white house m & ms with the president's signature on them and a sweet butter cookie baked by the white house pastry stop. the biggest thrill according to many of the kids was just meeting the president and his family on halloween. celebrations elsewhere including the flam buoyant, outrageous greenwich parade, the hottest costume, thrill of vintage michael jackson and this kate goss lin. octo mom and her brood also very big. swine flu also making a big appearance this year. the swine flu as well as disgraced windler bernard madoff. if you are not that into halloween or baseball the top story this weekend is probably politics because whether you live in e
was to stay away from that end of the spectrum. >> president obama calls india and indefensible allied. he welcomes its prime minister to the white house. >> a state of emergency and the philippines after the massacre of 46 politicians and the journalists. welcome to." broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a new power struggle. a south african townships a legal fight for the right to affordable energy. and the royal return, queen elizabeth visits of bermuda, britain's oldest colony to commemorate 400 years of british settlement. >> there is one constant between the queen and prince and that is bermuda's most famous article of clothing. bermuda shorts. ♪ >> hello to you here in london. the long-awaited inquiry into the iraq war is underway. in the first day of evidence, some influential figures in the american government emerged. talking about saddam hussein two years before the invasion. british officials consider the option in a secret document of a man in a surge of the hearings that he will try to provide definitive answers on why the war started. here's t
in new jersey and virginia will tell us about president obama's first year and the future of the democratic agenda when we come back. ún >> well, nobody will be watching election returns on tuesday night with more interest than the president. who has a lot riding on the outcomes of two governor's races with democratic deeds running behind his republican rival in virginia. the white house's best bet now seems to be in new jersey where the latest polls have democratic incumbent governor jon corzine pulling evening with challenger chris christie. many see it a referendum on the president's first year in office as well as an important indicator for democrat's chances of passing a liberal domestic agenda not to mention winning in next year's congressional mid terms. the wall street journal's dan ettinger, jason riley and steve moore have been following the races. join me now. referendum on president obama or not? >> well, these are all places he won pretty handily a year ago. 57% of the vote in new jersey. 53% in virginia, so, yes, i think it's a fair test of whether the demo
. >>> today, president obama formally ordered that about 30,000 more u.s. troops be sent to afghanistan. mr. obama spent much of dat the day briefing u.s. and foreign leaders about this and tomorrow he explains his decision to the american people. steve handelsman reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: after three months of reassessment, president obama issued his orders, to afghan commanding general mcchrystal and the national security team about 30,000 more u.s. forces to go to afghanistan over next 12 to 18 months. expensive, 30 billion more a year but a significant increase. >> 30,000 troops plus some allies. let's say 5,000. a hu jolt of energy to stan mcchrystal and the nato forces. >> reporter: their revised mission will be to pull out of remote combat bases, to secure afghan cities from the resurgent taliban and to train afghan government forces. many republicans like the plan. >> the mission is to degrade the ability of al qaeda to threaten the american people again. >> reporter: but many of president obama's own democrats are wary. >> we cannot try to do nation-building there. we
this way. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: obama's war. he didn't start it but he's got to finish it. how do we go in strong enough to win but agree we're going to leave? a constant war? what's it like for this president knowing he's destined to command two wars that will bleed one into the future? can he lead a domestic fight to push our country forward? with the daily news of soldiers dying? and finally, two running for number two? hillary has been more hawkish on the war, tougher on pakistan, warmer on israel and pushed back running for governor in 2010, what about v.p. in 2012. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. anne kornblut covers the white house for "the washington post." andrea mitchell is chief foreign affairs corresponde for nbc news and david i go flashese is a "washington post" -- david ignatius is a "washington post" columnist. is the president prepared to take fire from the left and right flanks at home? his decision has been months in the making and the president told nbc news he plans to make his announcement clear. >> i'm confident at the
." >> more american influence in asia as president obama begins his first tour of the continent as the u.s. leader with talks in japan. the militants to attack -- strikes again, after a bombing in pakistan. the british prime minister talk about what america the allies could provide. and the beautiful game turned ugly. bond era it is that the stone- throwing crowd as they meet egypt for a key world cup qualifier. it is 7:00 in washington. barack obama is beginning his push for a bigger american role in asia and in japan, coming to the end of a busy day on his first asian tour as u.s. president. he has been holding talks with the japanese prime minister, trying to smooth ties between the two longtime allies. from tokyo, here is our correspondent. >> president obama arrived in japan still a dependable friend of the u.s. but more assertive than before. this is only the second time in half a century that an american president has had to deal with a prime -- japanese prime minister not from the liberal party. once a different relationship, -- yukio hatoyama once an equal relationship. >> there
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> president obama in jan. the changing relationship of an assertive, new japanese leader stakes out his ground. >>> with jobs in the balance, the british government tries to deal with a growing backlash over immigration. >>> pakistan under attack. the latest deadly bombing shows that not even the country's spy agency is fe. >>> how a country rich in culture and history is going after tourists. welcome to iraq. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening around the world. this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosind walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. additional funding is provided by the following supporters >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. when president obama arrived in japan todaon the first stop of his first trip to asia, he came face to face with a man not unlike himself. a new leader who swept into office on a promise of change. including asserti
, president obama is now in japan. while he's there he won't be venturing outside tokyo. >> and that's not what many japanese wanted to hear. especially in the city that has the name the president has. margaret connelly reports from obama city, japan. >> reporter: far from the bustling city of tokyo, a five-hour journey by train is a coastal town along the sea of japan. now famous for its name. from street banners and taxis to obscure souvenirs, this town reaches out to the president from the other side of the world. at obama city hall, the mayor shows us correspondence with the white house. photographs and notes of thanks from the president and michelle for the city's gifts and letters. mayor says it's not a one-way thing. featured on this chocolate cake box along with slogans for world peace. the president and i have the same face, he says, the only difference is the hairstyle. people say we have the same ears. in this port town of 30,000 people fishing has long been the main industry. increasingly the people in this town are cashing in on the obama name. and there's even a place t
? and is obama himself a sellout. the author is here to layout how the government, the president has given out the money. and then what you will see from retailers this black friday, but is this a trend or talker. >> we are taking you on to the white house red carpet. the fashion and the food as the president and his very first state dinner are in the bag. i am dylan ratigan. this is the "morning meeting." let's get started right now. joining us in new york this hour to help break everything down in the next few minutes, the managing editor for "the times," and then msnbc contributor, jonathan capehart, and then mike, but let's start with savannah. >> the president will announce today he will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. this is the subject of speculation for a few weeks now. will he or will he not go, especially since it seems clear there will not be a break through agreement from the summit. but we can report the president will travel and make an appearance and make it part of his norway stop for the peace prize. >> do you think there is a truth to the news that this was a
: president obama wrapping up a trip to new jersey to support john improper design's bid. -- jon corzine. now running neck and neck with gop challenge chris christy. garden state is just one of two major gubernatorial show downs. the other one is in virginia where republican bob mack donl holds a substantial lead. we'll check on that raise with karl cameron but first, let's head to new jersey where we find julie that is following all the action there. >> reporter: the white house wants a big win in intelligence and obama camp isn't just sitting back this tight, important race in the final hours. you saw the live video. obama carried new jersey by 20 points. president is working to get out of the vote for jon corzine who? trouble in this tight race. push by mr. obama is aimed at energizing the base in new jersey, especially african-american voters who helped obama win the white house introducing the president as his partner and friend and hero and vowing his famous campaign slogan. >> a year ago, new jersey went to the polls just like we're going on tuesday, right? and we said, yes, we can. [
being held. it is also where the five were being tried by a military court. the obama administration rejected to the way some evidence was obtained. the president spoke out against torture and says a federal trial will be fair. >> khalid sheikh mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. the american people insist on it and my administration insists on it. >> it makes little sense to these people. they listen to khalid sheikh mohammed in this military court room as he boasted for being behind the attack of 9/11. they lost their son christopher, a firefighter, in the twin towers. they are angry about the decision. >> he is very dangerous. i do not want them near my grandchildren or near anybody's children. >> president obama is transferring detainee's will bring an end to guantanamo but there is still strong opposition against bringing terrorist suspects to the u.s. mainland. >> there was always going to be a bitter clash between the football rivals, but the governing body has written guarantees about the safety of the algerian team. they say four members of thei
between elements of the business community willing to support the direction obama is going and the fact is virtually uniform opposition even among republicans in congress while that is occurring? >> 60 votes in the senate, the margins in the house -- let's talk as pollsters. here's what is important -- when you ask people was the stimulus a good idea or bad idea, it was $787 billion. there were some republican ideas that were good ideas and would do more to create jobs that were ignored. in late march, they bought general motors and chrysler. what happened is that back to back in a three day time frame, people said another trillion dollars and for a lot of americans, they said what? the american government owns general motors and chrysler? governments don't own big companies in america. what ruptured? what ruptured is the concern that there is way too much in spending and to be fair, it's not the president's fault. but when you say -- and the combined the billions of dollars, there is one huge massive spending and as a stimulus package. . >> what happens is the republican p
of "larry king live." attending a state dinner at the white house. this is obama's first state dinner welcoming the prime minister of india. let's listen. [ speaking foreign language ] >> many of you were here when i was honored to become the first president to help celebrate the festival of lights. some of you were here for the first white house celebration of the birth of the founder. tonight we gather again for the first state dinner of my presidency. the prime minister manmohan singh and mrs. gursharan kaur, as we celebrate the great and growing partnership between the united states and india. as we all know in india some of life's most precious moments are often celebrated under the cover of a beautiful tent. it's a little like tonight, we have incredible food and music and are surrounded by great friends. for it's been said that the most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us. mr. prime minister, today we work to fulfill our duty, bring our countries closer together than ever before. tonight under the stars we celebrate
>> rose: welcome to the broadcast, tonight an assessment stof obama administration as the president faces an important speech on afghanistan and a vote in the senate. also tonight, a conversation th doris kearns goodwin, the presidential historian, and her son joseph who served in iraq and afghanistan. we had promoted this eve name conversation with the "newsweek" reporter who was arrested and detained for 118 days in a tehran prison, that interview will be seen on friday night. tonight, an assessment of the obama presidency and a conversation with mother and son doris kearns goodwin and her son joseph. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: it has now been more than a year since president obama was elected. his administration has seen both progress and setbacks. while the economic crisis has waned somewhat, the unemployment rate has hovered above 10%. u.s. troops are preparing to lead over time a calmer iraq, but the taliban has gained strength in afghanistan and pakistan. at home, some recent polls indicate the
report." fox news talks with president obama. here are a few of the headlines you will hear tonight the president says americans could lose confidence in the economy and have a double din recession and says they will mott make the deadline for closing guantanomo bay detention facility but says it will be closed sometime next year with cooperation and says america does not have the kind of partner we would like in afghanistan and insists building new settlements does not contribute to israel's security. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett's interview with the president in china. >> mr. president, the fox news channel is happy to see you. >> good to see you. on behalf of the news channel, let me wish you, sasha, michelle and malia, a joyous holiday 2009 season. >> to the fox family, let me say the same. >> you have a job summit next month. you want a jobs bill in 2010. will it raise the deficit or will you demand that it be deficit neutral? >> our first job was to get the economy to recover, and we're now seeing that. we have seen economic growth. we anticipate econ
. >> it is a big part of the story. it's the biggest audience president obama has to reach tomorrow. on one hand, he will try to assure americans i'm sending more troops as a means to an end, as a beginning to the end of the war. at the same time, he has to reassure them the u.s. will not pull out. a lot of conversations will be held in conversations. look for the majority of his message to be to the american audience. there has to be behind the scenes work as well to the pakistani's. >> will the pentagon, the uniformed leaders will pleased with the announcement? is it enough troops? is the composition correct? does he focus -- will he focus too much on the exit strategy for the military? >> we have to see what he says tonight. i think everybody is going to be apprehensive about setting deadlines. 36 months to show substantial change in the ground situation. 30,000 troops plus allies, let's say 5,000 a huge jolt of energy to stan mcchrystal and the nay know forces. >> in terms of the general's roll out, how are they managing notification. >> what they are doing is president obama making phone ca
. >> the u.s. government is so heavily in debt to china, some have seen president obama's trip to china as going to see his banker. they spent two hours together to agree to cooperate on the climate change, economic problems, and nuclear proliferation. no breakthroughs. >> side-by-side, america's president and china's. a superpower and its rising rival. ♪ they are increasingly block instead, their economies in twined. they said the challenges can only be tackled if they work together. these two nations, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases agreed to push for climate change in copenhagen next month. >> much still separates them, too. president obama is easy with a free press, but china is not. no questions were allowed. >> our aim in the copenhagen is not a political declaration but rather an accord that covers all of the issues in the negotiations and has immediate of fax. >> he then raised the sensitive subject of >>tibet. the chinese president hinted at chinese irritation that america is trying to protect its markets. >> i stressed to president obama that our two countrie
one statement to say. i know it is not hard for obama to want to kill other muslims because i'm not sure he is a christian. i did not say we need to send more troops to afghanistan because the pakistanis are stepping up and with both of us working together, i think we can come to a conclusion over there. then we will not have to worry about anymore terror attacks. thank you. host: thank you and thanks to all of you for your calls and comments. of course, we will have the prime minister from india here at the white house for a news conference this morning and the state dinner tonight, 6:00 on the west coast. tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. here on the washington -- on the "washington journal" we can continue the conversation. enjoy the rest of your day. . . >> we will take you live to the white house for the joint news conference with president obama and the indian prime minister. later, a look at the global food shortage. >> thanksgiving day, at 10:00 eastern bill clinton is on hand to present steven spielberg with an award. from the jfk library and museum, nick burns on terrori
be a nazi germany's last major war crimes trial. >> if anyone cannot i am at that time. >> president obama announces hi strategy for afghanistan. britain confirmed it is sending 500 more troops. of low for global investors. -- a blow for global investors concerning the debts of dubai world. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast for our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- in portugal, it looks that it will be likely to allow same-sex marriages. and crumbling man is grabs -- manuscripts left behind in timbuktu. hello to you. six decades after the second world war, what could be the last major nazi war crimes trial has started in munich. john demjanjuk was born in ukraine and is now 89 years old. he's accused of helping lead thousands of people in to the gas chambers in poland. his family and then say he is too frail to face justice. our correspondent is in court. >> he is accused of mass murder, but he could not even walk into the courtroom. 89-year-old john demjanjuk went to trial today, as photographers crowded aroun
, president obama said he would attend the climate summit and pledged to cut american emissions by 70% by 2020. t reversed the policy of the bush administration. we have this report from washington. >> certain days remind me of why i ran for this office. then the are moments like this. [laughter] >> he was pardoning the thanksgiving turkey. >> you are hereby pardoned. >> but there was serious movement from the white house on climate change. president obama will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. it is a decision that the americans hope will lend momentum to the negotiations to limit greenhouse emissions. they hope the trip will help america's image. they hope that obama's america will be a central player in the treaty. it does not seem likely the treaty will emerge from copenhagen. obama said he did want a firm political agreement from copenhagen could take the world towards a climate change treaty next year. >> we have just two weeks before the beginning of copenhagen. it is essential that all countries to what is necessary to reach a strong operational agreement that will confro
. it was a very successful program, in the same way that the obama campaign organized voters and used social needed to turnout its supporters in 2008. but it was never the strategy of the bush campaign to seek the middle of the electorate and turnout every republican in the country. both political parties, when you go into an election, you want to turnout every available voter in your party. on the tactical level, we were able to do that effectively. but that does not displease the necessity of trying to win the center of the electorate. -- that does not displace the necessity of trying to win the center of the electorate. >> i was on the side of that campaign. my perspective was that the bush campaign did have a base strategy. my evidence to that would be the following. you want to understand the strategy of a campaign and that it is manifested effectively. you can look good when and how they're spending their dollars and it will tell you is essentially what their strategy is. if you look at the 2004 bush media by, some other top markets in the country, pensacola florida, where the most rep
and confusing. but one thing is clear -- president obama and the democrats have cut a dirty deal with the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. obama took single payer off the table. and in exchange, the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries supported his drive for reform. that is why harry and louise, once again paid for by big pharma, are back on the air, this time arguing for passage of the democratic health care legislation. there are 88 members of the house who say they support single payer. yet only congressmen dennis kucinich and eric massa courageously stood up and voted earlier against president obama and against nancy pelosi and against steny hoyer and against the democratic leadership of congress. kucinich called the democratic bill, a bailout under a blue cross. nasa said the bill would enshrine in law the monopolistic powers -- massa said the bill would enshrine in law the monopolistic powers of the private health insurance industry. single payer action today is calling on the 88 single payer supporters in the house to stop hiding. come out, come out wherever you
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